The Victorville City Council is holding a special meeting on March 23 at 5 p.m. via Zoom. On the agenda, the City Council will discuss any possible action regarding the vacant City Council seat that continues to not find a working resolution. If residents are wanting to have their voice heard then it's imperative that they attend right at the very beginning of the meeting as the new procedure allows for all public comment at the start of Council meetings.
The new public comment procedure, which makes it easier and more convenient for all members of the public to address the Council, was approved on March 16.
The City of Victorville says that rather than having to wait hours to comment on a specific agenda item or to address the Council at the end of the meeting, community members are now invited to speak at the beginning of each meeting on any agendized and/or non-agendized topics. Public comments will be no longer than three minutes per community member.
This action was taken to prioritize public comments. What makes this new procedure so inviting to is that the new format allows for questions from community members to be answered during staff reports later in the meeting.
Victorville residents are invited to join the special meeting of the Victorville City Council on March 23 at 5 p.m. Individuals wishing to provide public comment may join the meeting and comment via Zoom. Those who don’t want to provide comment may view the meeting on YouTube. The Zoom and YouTube details are available on the City website at VictorvilleCA.gov/agendas.
Regular meetings of the Victorville City Council are held the first and third Tuesday of each month. Agendas for regular meetings are posted no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting. Special meetings are noticed 24 hours in advance. Members of the public are invited to review the meeting schedule and agendas for the Victorville City Council and the Victorville Planning Commission at VictorvilleCA.gov/agendas. Questions can be directed to (760) 955-5188.
Why is the seat vacant?
On Tuesday, March 9th, the City of Victorville had quite an emotionally charged council meeting as general business was trying to be conducted. Unfortunately the city reached a lost motion on the solution to the recent removal of Councilwoman Rita Ramirez. That story with details can be read here.